|For Immediate Release|
October 31, 2017
|Contact: Whitney Doll|
International Code Council and International Accreditation Service Board announce new President
Raj Nathan, an expert in the accreditation field, to take over by March 2018
Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council (Code Council) and the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS) Board today announced the selection of Raj Nathan as IAS President. IAS is a nonprofit, scientific, educational subsidiary of the Code Council that accredits calibration and testing laboratories, providers of inspection services, building/code enforcement agencies, fire prevention departments, fabricators, metal builders’ and assemblers’ inspection programs, management system certification bodies, product certification agencies, personnel certification bodies and related conformity assessment organizations.
Nathan is replacing C.P. “Chuck” Ramani, who is retiring after a 44-year career in global conformity assessment and construction code enforcement. Nathan has over 30 years of experience in business development, operations, accreditation and conformity assessment and has been with IAS since 2002. His most recent position was Senior Vice President, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations for the organization. During his tenure at IAS, Nathan spearheaded a major restructuring of the organization’s operations to better serve clients’ needs, led a multi-phased software development to automate internal processes, directed an enhanced digital marketing strategy and spearheaded IAS’s global business services.
“On behalf of the IAS Board, I’m excited to welcome Raj as the new IAS President,” said IAS Board of Directors Chair James G. Toscas, P.E. “Raj has been a dedicated member of the IAS team and an important factor in the remarkable growth of the organization for many years, and we all look forward to working with him closely during this transition and beyond.”
“Raj’s appointment as president is the culmination of many years of hard work and commitment to IAS. Under his vision and leadership, we’re sure to see a continued focus on quality services, customer satisfaction and global growth,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.
Nathan has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Osmania University, India.
A photo of Raj Nathan is available here.
About the International Code Council
About the International Accreditation Service
The International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS), a member of the ICC Family of Companies, is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and global acceptance of its accreditations.